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Today's Sports

  • Chargers wary of moral victories

    LAKEWOOD — Despite what the 48-28 score might suggest, Chatfield gave Pomona all it could handle deep into the fourth quarter Oct. 2.

    Just don’t expect the Chargers to feel good about it.

  • Clean sweep for Eagles at Dave...

    Evan Appel wasn’t sure if he was going to run on Sept. 26 or not.

    The defending Class 5A cross-country state champion and senior at Dakota Ridge High School hadn’t been feeling all that great recently, and shutting things down for the afternoon would’ve been an easy thing to do.

    But, after taking part in the pre-race warmup, Appel decided to go ahead and go through with the race.

  • New faces guide Columbine past...

    ARVADA — Phillip Romero is one of those players that, because of his athleticism, needs to be out on the football field as much as possible.

    Good thing for Columbine that Romero has no qualms about playing multiple positions.

  • Eagles lack flow

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles boys soccer team had one of those surreal moments Sept. 24.

    Everything the Eagles wanted to do against Bear Creek, they couldn’t. Everything the Eagles didn’t want to do, they somehow managed for nearly 80 minutes at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    In short: “We just didn’t do a thing right all night,” coach Jason Casanova lamented after the Eagles were defeated 1-0 by the Bears.

  • Chargers tighten grip on Jeffco...

    LAKEWOOD — Billy LaGreca saw daylight. And in one kick, the midfielder gave the Chargers a little of their own.

    LaGreca’s 26-yard free kick sparked Chatfield’s 3-0 victory over Green Mountain on Sept. 24, which put the Chargers a game and a half up on the pack chasing them in the Class 5A Jefferson County League.

    Sure, most picked Chatfield to win Jeffco at the start of the season, but the games still must be played. And won.

  • Rams spoil Chargers'...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield softball team desperately needed to win its game against Green Mountain on Sept. 27.

    The Chargers needed to “up” their Jefferson County League record for a chance to make it into the Class 5A district playoffs.

    Chatfield had won just two league games this season and teams with four league wins are almost guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.

    But, the Chargers couldn’t hold off the Rams and took a 4-1 loss at Green Mountain High School.

  • Experience pays dividend

    To get to where they used to be, and where Columbine currently is, Dakota Ridge softball coach Dave Atencio has spent a good deal of time this season earning his title as coach.

    With a team comprised primarily of underclassmen – third baseman Christa Murphy is the team’s lone senior – the Eagles (1-7 Jeffco, 7-9 overall) have hit hard times in Class 5A Jefferson County League play, losing their last six games, including a 12-1 setback to Columbine on Sept. 27 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Farmers take it to Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — The two facets of offensive football were laid bare on a sunny Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles passed and ran for small chunks of yardage Sept. 20, moving the ball deliberately and delicately down the field against the Wheat Ridge Farmers.

    The Farmers, however, went for minimum effort and maximum gain – big plays and big results.

  • Chargers blank Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — For a little more than 40 minutes, the Chatfield Chargers boys soccer team threw the bathtub, cabinets, a set of dishes and a chair at the Columbine Rebels.

    Then the Chargers threw the proverbial kitchen sink and the floodgates opened.

    The Chargers hammered away at Lakewood Memorial Field before finally breaking through in the 44th minute to spark 3-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League rivalry victory on Sept. 18.

  • Rebels finally top Bears

    In her ideal scenario, Danielle Steele ends the game with a towering home run.

    She’ll have to settle for hustle and a bit of luck.

    While it wasn’t the prettiest way to score a game-winning run, Columbine was just happy to finally be on the positive side of the scoreboard against Bear Creek.